By Matt Skoufalos
The Torrance, California-based Emmaus Life Sciences named Joseph Sherwood, III the successor to CFO Kurt Kruger, who will remain with the company as a consultant. Sherwood has 30 years of investment banking experience, most recently as the Los Angeles Partner at G.C. Andersen Partners, LLC. He has been the senior managing director at McGladrey Capital Markets and at FTI Capital Advisors, a subsidiary of FTI Consulting.
B.R. & Co. of Long Beach, California has named Peter Shiner its VP of strategy; Shiner joins the company from Performance Trust Capital Partners, where he was director and team leader. Shiner has an MBA from Azusa Pacific University.
TridentUSA Health Services of Sparks, Maryland named Jane Pike-Benton its VP of home health strategy and co-CFO. Pike-Benton joined TridentUSA in February 2019 to lead its TridentCare at Home team. She was most recently with Tenet Healthcare in Dallas and has been EVP of home health and transitions in Care for Vanguard Health Systems.
The New York, New York-based CipherHealth has added Jennifer Compagni as Chief People Officer and has expanded the role of CFO Jake Pyles to include the responsibilities of COO as well. Prior to CipherHealth, Compagni led HR at SmartLinx Solutions. Pyles became CipherHealth CFO in August 2018; prior to joining the company, he spent four years as CFO at Paradigm Geophysical.
LifeScan of Malvern, Pennsylvania named Alisandra Rizzolo its head of transformation. Rizzolo has spent 20 years in the field, most recently as VP and GM of customer experience for Stryker; her career also included stops at Xerox and Pitney Bowes.
The McLean, Virginia-based Attain, LLC added Cindy D’Annunzio as a managing director. D’Annunzio is a former division director for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and has led federal health business development and delivery teams for General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), Turning Point Global Solutions, and Companion Data Services, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina.
Tivic Health Systems of San Francisco, California named Subinoy Das its Chief Medical Officer and Michael Nketiah as VP of quality and regulatory affairs. Das, is the CEO and medical director at the U.S. Institute for Advanced Sinus Care and Research in Ohio, former director of the Ohio State University Sinus and Allergy Center, and an assistant professor at Ohio State. Nketiah has been VP of quality and regulatory for SIRIS Medical, ClearPath Surgical Inc., and Previvo Genetics, Inc., and was senior director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs at PROCEPT BioRobotics.
RNnetwork of Salt Lake City, Utah named Lynne Gross its new president.
Gross has 20 years of healthcare staffing experience, eight of which have been spent at RNnetwork in a variety of roles, including director and VP.
Caresyntax Corp. of Boston, Massachusetts named Timothy Lantz its president. He has 15 years of leadership experience, most recently as SVP and GM at Sentry Data Systems.
The Irvine, California-based Agendia, Inc. added Laurie Heilmann and François Ferré to its board of directors. Heilmann is the former president of the global life science and diagnostic solutions division of Crown Bioscience International. Prior to that, she was its chief business officer in global commercialization for oncology and diagnostics. Ferré has worked in genomics and molecular diagnostics for more than 30 years. He is the founder, former CEO, chairman, and current director at AltheaDx and currently serves on the Board of La Jolla Institute and the Chopra Foundation.
Concierge Key Health of Newport Beach, California named Jennifer Anderson CEO of its health and wellness membership brand. Anderson was most recently a partner in Addison Consulting, has been SVP of marketing and technology at ALPHAEON, and has worked with Allergan.
Northwell Health of New Hyde Park, New York named Michael A. Epstein its chair, succeeding the outgoing Mark L. Claster. Epstein, a 14-year Northwell trustee, is a senior partner at the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP also has been a board member of Northwell’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research since 2002. He also serves on boards of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services and the Jonas Salk Foundation.
The Boise, Idaho-based Southworth Associates has added former Longbranch Healthcare CEO Chad Grimm in the wake of its acquisition of the Scott Gilbert’s behavioral health consulting firm, IOP Consulting.
Centene Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri will add WellCare Health Plans CEO Ken Burdick and EVP and CFO Drew Asher pending its merger with WellCare. Burdick has been WellCare CEO since January 2015, and joined the company as its president of national health plans in January 2014. Asher was WellCare SVP and CFO in 2014, and became its EVP and CFO in 2016.
The Oakland, California-based Brown & Toland has added Kara Ricci as its Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel. Previously, Ricci was SVP, Chief Legal Officer, and corporate secretary at NORCAL Mutual Insurance Companies in San Francisco.
Prisma Health Board of Greenville, South Carolina named Mark S. O’Halla as president and CEO. O’Halla, EVP and COO at McLaren Health Care in Michigan, will join the company in mid-August. O’Halla has an MBA from the University of Rochester.
The Golden, Colorado-based Meritech named David Duran its CEO. Duran is the former VP and GM of Checkers Safety Group, past CEO and co-founder of Mineral Blue Solutions, and former director of global operations at Harrison Western Process Technologies. He succeeds outgoing CEO Jim Glenn, who has held the role since 2006.
Galen College of Nursing in Louisville, Kentucky named John Lundeen program director for its online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Lundeen is a former associate professor and nurse anesthesia simulation coordinator in the Ida Moffett School of Nursing at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Most recently, he chaired the school’s faculty development committee.